Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Armed With Pistol on Saint Peter's Square -- Security Gaps on the Opening of the Jubilee Year

Journalist Shows Her Weapon
(Rome) Shortly before the beginning of the Year of Mercy, Italian security agencies are working hard to close security gaps. Current critics says it may be easy to smuggle weapons say  Vatican security experts criticizing the current situation. A journalist recently made a  test and easily smuggled a pistol at St. Peter's Square this past Saturday.
The Prefect of Rome adopted a series of measures for the Jubilee of Mercy, which will be opened tomorrow. The transport of weapons, fuel and other flammable liquids has been limited.

Security Seasures to Prevent Attacks by Jihadist Militias

The prefect relies on anti-terror laws. In concrete terms, they should prevent assassinations by Islamic State be prevented (IS) and other jihadi militias. The threat of such attacks is classified as "realistic" by the Italian Ministry of the Interior.
Prefect Franco Gabrielli has adopted for the period starting on Sunday, December 6th to Wednesday, December 9 a ban on any transportation of weapons, ammunition, explosives and toxic gases on the entire territory of the Rome Prefecture. Also prohibited is the setting off of fireworks of any kind.
For the entirety of the 8th of December when  the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, any transport of fuels, LPG, methane and other flammable substances is prohibited. Citizens were advised to not to use during those days, cars, gun cases, envelopes or packages, which are commonly used by the army or the police, or could serve for the transport of weapons, to rule out any likelihood of confusion or suspicion.

Experienced Counterterrorism Specialist Concerned about Vulnerabilities

With an assumed disability card and a handgun at the
St. Peter's Square
Prefect Gabrielli is one of the most experienced counterterrorism specialists in Italy. Since 1987, he has worked in senior positions of state security (DIGOS).From 2000, he headed the DIGOS of Rome. He was  involved at the breaking up of the newest generation of left-wing extremist terrorist organizations the Red Brigades (BR). In 2004 he took over the construction of the newly established Counter-Terrorism Committee (CASA) and in 2005 was head of the Centre to Combat Terrorism at the Interior Ministry. During that time Islamic perpetrators of the London subway bombings were arrested in Italy. In 2006 Gabrielli became head of the Italian domestic intelligence SISDE. Last April he was appointed overlooking the Holy Year of Mercy as Prefect of Rome. According to media reports, he shows  prefect optimism, but was worried actually about existing vulnerabilities.
For this there is also no reason: Tomorrow, Pope Francis will be present at  the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, the Jubilee of Mercy. Only last Saturday the journalist Mary Tagliazucchi reported the daily newspaperIl Giornale about how she could easily reach St. Peter's with a pistol in her pocket in the late morning."  Smiling, Handbag and Gun: So I Came to the Vatican", is the title of the article. "A few days before the beginning of the year of jubilee I showed up with a pistol on St. Peter's Square without any problems.  A (false) disability card sufficed ... This was "recognizable as a fake." The journalist smuggled a pistol, brand Tokarev TT, Model 57 Jugo, 7.62 mm into the Vatican. "This weapon is especially common in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It was also used earlier in the year during the attack on the Jewish supermarket in Paris," as a weapons expert confirmed for the journalist.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Il Giornale (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com


Anonymous said...

So, Francis opened his own personal Holy Year of Mercy today, before 50,000 .
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that sound like a platry turnout for such a "big" occasion....Franci's own dreamed up Holy Year? And he's supposed to be so popular?
I saw clips on Google with Pope Pius XII with crowds which they at the time estimated at 500,000 (Holy Year 1950, Easter Sunday 1954, and the Canonization of Pius X (1950). Paul VI never drew 500,000 at St. Peter's, but he came close. So did John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
But only 50,000 for Francis? That does sound like a flop right off !!
Damian Malliapalli

Ben said...

I think there were only three true believers at Golgotha.

DJR said...

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother' s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.

Plus Saint John = 4.

Plus the "many women" who were watching for a further distance.

Anonymous said...

Well, Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and II and Benedict XVI were real Popes, and appealed to the true Faithful. Not Bergoglio.

Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office . http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2198-the-year-of-mercy-begins

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Anonymous said...

I looked at the lifesite link. I urge everyone to do so as well. Outrageous, scandal, defamation of a sacred place. All these and more are words to describe this initiative of Pope Francis and his thugs, namely the man in charge, Archbishop Rino Fischiella.
If this knid of disrespect for Saint Peter's doesn't get the good Cardinals,. bishops and people to raise their voices and protest and force Francis to resign, then the Church is far worse off than I thought.
What religion would allow for it's most sacred place to be desecrated and disrespected as this?
The Greek Orthodox never would allow for this. And the Muslims would never defame or desecrate their sacred places.
Pope Francis must go. He and his people must be forced out.
Damian Malliapalli